Barry Weiss: Beatnik Hot Rod, Cowboy Cadillac Among His $500,000 Car Collection

Dec 08, 2016 06:58 AM EST | Matthew Cruz

Barry Weiss of "Storage Wars" fame is an iconic mainstay on the show known by his nickname, "The Collector." But rarely has anyone lived up to their nickname as well as Barry Weiss does: He has a truly mind-numbing collection of vintage trucks, cars and motorcycles worth half a million dollars. 

According to The Richest, Barry Weiss' most high-profile vehicle is his Cowbow Cadillac, which can cost anything in a range from $10,000 to $50,000. Weiss' Cadillac is a 1994 model that has itself starred in several movies and is known as being designed by the historic automaker Frank DeRosa. Showing that car collecting is as much about give and take as anything else, Barry Weiss had to seel a purple 1951 "King of Mercs," also built by Frank DeRosa, in order to purchase it. 

Another well-known vehicle in Barry Weiss' collection is the Beatnik Hot Rod, a rare car that costs $20,000, known also for being the biggest bubble top custom car in the globe. According to Celebrity Cars Blog, it was originally a 1955 Ford, and its body is entirely made of metal. It took three years to build the Beatnik Hot Rod, which boasts of a front end similar to a Cadillac, an exposed engine and an interior that was well ahead of its time despite being a vintage vehicle. 

Barry Weiss has a long list of other equally impressive cars: a Chopit Car, 1932 Ford, 1940 Ford COE Truck, Beatnik Glass Top Car, 1946 Cadillac, 1957 Ford Ranchero, Ducati Diavel, Jaguar XG, Blastolene Decko Liner, a Moto Guzzi motor and a personalized Harley Davidson. Weiss has long been a vintage collector, not just of automobiles, something he has the luxury of doing given his estimated networth of $9 million. 

Barry Weiss also runs a produce venture, Northern Produce, in California. He has been in the business with his brother Joey Weiss for a quarter century.

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